Apothke tells us it has given out about 100 of its private-entry keys, but if you havent received one yet, dont fret more will be given out in the New Year. And if you want to celebrate New Years there with an open bar and passed hors doeuvres, entry is $200 (tables are $1,000). Per the invite, Satin gloves will be provided for women. Cigars will be provided for men. (Yes, Albert Trummer knows how to please the ladies; in a delightful Gothamist interview today, he reveals that he started throwing parties at age 16, in the basement of his dad's restaurant in Austria: I wanted to make my girlfriends a little drunk and tipsy, you know.) Finally, while were talking about the Bloody Angle, the space at 1 Doyers Street a few doors down from Apothke, formerly belonging to Bagus Malaysia Restaurant, is for rent. Snatch it up and the next Chinatown cocktail den could be yours!
Albert Trummer, Apothke [Gothamist]